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Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am EST
iran with a different. foreign policy, different approach on foreign policy. the tenants have not changed. we will insist on our rights. we will not negotiation or compromise on the rights of the iranian people. but we believe this can be achieved best through constru constructive engagement. the window of opportunity is a limited window. i believe the west needs to they believe that the west has applied that there has been pressure on iranians because they tried to exercise their right amend they believe this needs to be changed. >> i see your rationale. you would like to see iran delivering on the promises it made. you know that now you will be planet? >> we have been scrutinized. >> exactly they have been searching iran up and down in and out for the past 10 years, probably more than they have searched any other country on the face of this earth. and they have not found a single evidence of dye version of our nuclear program into anything but peaceful purposes. so we are not worried. we know that our program is transparent. we know that our program is exclusively for peaceful p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
wrote in foreign policy, you highlight the threat from home grown terror, from self-radicalized extremists. you suggest that the government should, one, intervene in areas between radical beliefs and violent behaviours. it should instill trust in communities where alienation is likely and integrate a whole of government approach that embodies u.s. values, can you give us the short version. >> possessing radical beliefs is protected by our constitution. that is what freedom. speech and association is about. the first amendment to our constitution. it's a core value of the united states, one which many aspire to have and observe. that's all fine. what is not fine is when possessing radical beliefs inspires the person with those beliefs, or someone he or she talks to to engage in violence behaviour. that is not protected by the constitution. the difficult challenge for government is to know when to intervene to prevent somebody from harming the rest of us, just because that person has radical beliefs. that intervention area is hard to identify. the danger is that you end up suppres
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
policy, a different approach of foreign policy. our tenant versus nos have not . he will insist on our rights. we will not compromise on the basic rights of our people. but the window of opportunity is a limited window. >> that was with iran's foreign minister. >>> alan gross was in north korea working on an internet project fo--incuba working on a. government. he was detained. libby casey has his story. >> alan gross' wife judy describes him as a man who wanted to help the world. >> he was very gregarious, very happy person, great personality, very, very warm. unfortunately, that's changed quite a bit in the past four years. people don't recognize him when they see pictures of him. >> decades of humanitarian work across the globe led the 60-year-old to cuba, the goal, setting up internet access for cuba's small jewish communities. now he languished in a jail cell. he has lost weight, his help, he feels like he has been forgotten and left to die. >> what could be worse than thinking your government isn't doing anything to bring you home. >> reporter: supporters of alan gross gathered n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am EST
is hope for a peaceful outcome from the crisis. the e.u.'s foreign policy chief will press for a revolution when she flies to kiev. as the police close in, organizers hope more supporters will converge on the center. there may be safety in numbers. >> ukraine's president is expected to discuss the crisis with three of the country's former presidents. 18 current and former members of the los angeles are facing federal charges. they extend from a lengthy charges. they say that they beat inmates and visitors and conspired to instruct the investigation. those charged are lower to midranking deputies. >> it is nearly one year since the mass anger the sandy hook school elementary school. the families of the 26 victims are building on online tribe ute to the loved ones. it shows the name of each child and educator killed. each name is a link to the victim's biography and a list of charities. the site is mysandyhookfamily.org. >> almost a year after the shooting congress agreed a bill to ban 3d guns. >> we would like, the soirenato from florida and i is to say those types of guns, purely
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am EST
sides into talking together. the fact that they signed at all was a credit to kenya's foreign policy. >> the president -- >> reporter: the widow remembers the time well, including late-night calls from kenya's president. >> translator: there were times that they would look for my husband, and they would not allow me to rest. you have to look for your husband. your husband has to come, and i [ inaudible ] president, calling me please, madame rebecca we want to see your husband. >> reporter: that type of approach helped keep kenya relatively stable. and why one the united nations established a hub in the area. but all of this international engagement has always worked in kenya's favor, whenever there has been a sign of trouble here, the un and others have been keen to protect their investment and try to help resolve the crisis. according to one diplomat it become a virtuous circle. >> resisting any temptation to interfiend at least militarily. >> reporter: but in late 2011, kenya's patience snapped. the government ordered its troops over the border, after al-shabab kidnapped several tourists a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
that the eu foreign policy chief, katherine ashton is due to arrive on tuesday. what doo does this signify? >> authorities show their strength on monday. but it is ahead of the possibility at least of further negotiation. and coincidentally, we heard the president yanukovych who, of course, these protestors want out and new elections taking place, has offered the possibility of talks. the opposition initially have said, we're not prepared to talk. when we're hemmed in by your riot police. but i think with katherine ashton's arrival, there is a possibility, at least account, that the -- at least, that the warg factions in this dispute might move towards talking to each other. that will certainly be her aim. and it's also, i think, although one can never be sure about these things, that while she is here, perhaps the authorities will not move against the protestors who are still camped out here, as we were saying, and also occupying city hall. >> they are camped out in what are freezing conditions. it's been snowing there for most of the day, as far as we can see. how long can they k
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
we can conclude a comprehensive agreement. >> from washington, d.c. the foreign policy project director at the bipartisan center. welcome. i'm wondering why so much conversation about new sanctions even today's hearings. is this principally for show or to send a message of toughness to tehran, or do members of congress really want to do something here? >> i think its more than a symbolic discussion. i think they do want to do something. they have seen sanctions did get tougher and they want to make sure that they deep negotiating and get a final deal. they feel that it's going to be sanctions that get us there. >> a final agreement based on what you just said about what congress may feel about the effect of sanctions. the final agreement would mean what, no enrichment for iran? >> that's another matter for discussion between congress on one hand and administration on the other. congress at the very least wants to see iran comply with security council resolution which require iran to suspend for quite some time it's enrichment program. the administration on the other hand signed
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
matter, including iraq. here is his answer. >> we have a foreign policy which has a strat eachic period in this region. and we believe that we need. to in fact, contain the spread of sectarian divided in region. we believe sectarianism is dangerous for the entire region. iran is certainly not interested in promoting that. in fact, we have talked to everybody from the very first days of assuming. i visited iraq and the core of my discussion with all iraqis, post shiia, kurd and arab was the need to contain the sectarian divide. we believe that is a fire that can engulf the entire region and beyond and we believe it is in the interest of every single state in the region as well as all of the peoples of the region to build on our commonalities and we have a great deal of commonality. fighting in syria, the border with lebanon is escalating. seven children have been he can executed there. the badge for the town is still underway. andrew simmons has been talking to some of the eyewitnesses to the fight. this is the only way out for syrian refugees escaping the battle of calamon. the s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
outspoken critic much russia's policy towards ukraine. but sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, and yesterday he condemned what he called n.a.t.o. inference into the domestic matters of the you grain. meanwhile, as you can see behind me the protest in independent square continues. there's a question, a doubt about momentum. people can carry on turning out in their thousands as they have been doing. ultimately they need a clear idea of their objectives, what they are trying to achieve and how they can achieve it. i'm not sure that they have that. that's why the ukrainian government policy may be to sit this thing out. >> barnaby phillips reports from kiev. a shift from protests on the streets of thailand. they paused demonstrations out of respect for the kings birthday. >> this was a day to fill the streets and put politics aside. tens of thousands of thais came out to see their beloved king. >> translation: i'm happy to celebrate his birthday. it makes me happy to see him. i wish he would be with us forever. >> as each year passes concern grows about the 8 six-year-old.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
before he took up in india the same post. mandiva identified the foreign policy of the new south africa, equal how many rights, democracy, respect for international law, world peace achieved through non-violent means. cooperation in an independent world are the same principles that the founding fathers of free india had enshrined in our own policy. mandiva offered nationally the influence of gandhi and the first prime minister of india on his own. it is no wonder then that we in india have great sentiment with the people of this great country, south africa. we stand by you. >> you are watching live coverage of the memorial service for nelson mandela. a slate of word leaders are speaking to eulojize him. it's 2:30 p.m., a working day in south africa and it's raining. the biggest cheers were when president obama was introduced. here's some sounds from what he said. >> mandiva would emessage as the last great liberator of the 20th century. like gandhi, he would lead a resistance movement, a movement that at its start had little prospect for success. like dr. king, he would give potent voic
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST
minister was accompanied by the foreign policy advisors as well as his defense minister as well as the economic affairs minister was also present in those talks, the two sides reaffirming their commitment to continue the strategic partnership between the united states and pakistan, however, the pakistan need was still concerned about the ongoing drone strikes in pakistan against where there is considerable anger now and most of the political parties that were blocking the nato supplies from going into afghanistan are still continuing with their protests. the americans would be concerned because they would be conducting a major logistic operation from withdrawing the hardware from the country and will be needing pakistans for the exercise and therefore there was a lot to talk about between washington and islamabad but the pakistans are trying to improve ties with u.s. and said high-level contacts between the two countries were helping matters. >> reporter: still ahead in sport we will have the latest from the series as australia continues dominance over england right after the break
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am EST
leader. there are other foreign ministers. they are outspoken critics of russian policy towards ukraine. interestingly sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, they are port of the osce. the meeting has begun. it's not a meeting specifically about ukraine, but you would imagine that ukraine and the crisis here is bound it feature and there'll be different approaches round that table to what's happening here and what may happen next. >> barnaby, thank you for keeping us up to date on the situation there. thousands of people are risking their lives to make their way across the mediterranean sea to europe in the hope of a better life. hundreds have died as we reported here. more people are using a spanish enclave as a stepping stone. >> as soon as the gates open a rush of people flood back and forth between here and more o y okayo. a few metres separate the rest of africa from the gateway. more okayans coming through the border do to legally. many will do what they say. this side you are an spanish soil. it's beyond the med terrianian sea that people want to get to. >>
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
approach to foreign policy. our tenants of foreign policy have not changed we insist on our rice rite an rights and we t negotiate. this can be achieved best through construction gea negotiation. >> first of all, what has happened, nick, since this deal was made and are there signs of how this is going to work? >> yeah, john, i think their initial reaction is tentatively positive. iran has allowed inspects yors intinspectors intoa plutonium pl meet in sr sri sr sri vienna ane we going to implement this how are we going to ensure that the plutonium plant document get dot turned on and how can we ensure that the enrichment will be diluted enough but the initial signs are positive. >> why is arri nf going on this tour. >> we have talked a lot about israeli opposition to t to to t. israel is not the only country opposed to this deal sawe saudi arabia has quitely led opposition to the bomb. and there has been opposition between iran and saudi arabia. iran wants to say we are a regional super power and the u.s. has given us the capacity to enrich uranium and we are going to be here and
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
support apartheid. >> talk about how nelson mandela influenced foreign state policy. >> an interesting thing is nelson mandela did not abandon friends. there's something i know, clinton talked about, he disagreed with nelson mandela on the issue of cuba and his relationship with fidel castro. nelson mandela did not forget his friends. they stood with him. making sure countries in africa could stand together and do what was in the best interests of their people, may not necessarily benefit all. all people around the planet knew that it is possible, that you can make the impossible possible. and that is what happened, and that is, to me, what his life embodied. >> that is why the world is remembering nelson mandela. >> thank you for your time today. >> thank you. >> today egyptian authorities released 21 women and girls sent to prison for protesting. they had been ordered to spend 11 years behind bars, but it caused widespread outrage. >> in syria new developments about a group of nuns in the hands of rebels. the human rights organization said they were taken after they overran a busines
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 11:30am EST
recent abc "washington post" policies -- [ technical difficulties ] [ technical difficulties ] nsa spying is changing the way governments approach security too. brazilian companies are forcing foreign companies to redesign their servers to ensure all brazilian data does not leave the country. >> translator: i think this is an important moment. we are taking this attitude of wanting increased internet privacy in line with what we have already done, advocating for increased privacy. all recognized organizations concerned with this matter of governance and by our own work here in recent years. >> meanwhile in germany, the foreign minister demanded an explanation from visiting congressmen as well as a clear path forward in dealing with the american surveillance program. >> we know that trust has been lost, and we work together on rebuilding this trust. this means two points are in the focus of our efforts transparency for the past, and clear routes for the future. we all know that the right balance between security and privacy is necessary and this is exactly the spirit in which we wil
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am EST
president has offered talks to end the crisis with former ukrainian leaders. and the e.u. foreign policy chief is flying to kiev this week. as the cold closes in organizers need the crowd to stay on independent square. there may be safety in numbers. >> that is robben forest walker. >>> worsening smog in east china. smog conditions have closed several highways and grounded more than 20 flights for a short while. a lot of regions have been hit by heavy smog. environmental protection agency went to china to help out. >> it's more important than ever that we continue to work together. we know that pollution knows no boundaries, and we can be driven by our shared environmental challenges and priorities to layout a solid foundation and cooperation for the work ahead. >> she hopes the lessons learned here in the u.s. will serve as guidance for chinese officials work on its environment proble problems. >> reporter: if you just happened to book a flight you might want to call ahead before go to the airport. we have more. >> reporter: the arctic blasts now entering a second week is causing
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
oldest foreign policy organization in the united states. transafrica was at the heart of the anti-apartheid fight in the 1980's and she traveled with nelson mandel la o mandela on hp to the united states. thank verthank you very much fog us. >> urchyou are both uniquely positioned to talk about nelson mandela. what was your reaction to the news that nelson mandela passed. >> we all expected that he would pass in the immediate future but we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the world's great greatest leaders and statesmen. all of us mourn with the south africans on this sad and tragic day. >> silvia your reaction. >> very much the same. dying is a part of life. but with such a spirit that had really taken such a role of seeking justice. it almost seemed like an era i knew in my heart of hearts that phase of struggle. >> let us keep our love together so that we form a solid form against racism. we are sure that that day comes now. while our common actions let them show that justice tr triums without delay. when that has come to pass, then shall we all be entitled to acknowle
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
. kathryn ashton, the chief foreign policy envoy, has come out of talks with president, we understand those talks hahsed for thea hours. and that they discussed all relevant issues on the table, but we don't have any more information on that for the time being, we are expected potentially to have more talks. of course, simultaneously as tim as we are talking about in his report, those round table discussions between the president and his predecessors notably absent from the table, were the leaders of the opposition political parties who have been so much involved in the continuing protests. down here on the square. the police stand by, they are still here the protestors but we should point out that a deadline for them to clear the square, and the public buildings that they occupied has passed. >> all right, give us a sense of what is happening on the ground there, and indeed behind the scenes. as a stand off continues. thank you. well, to france now where the founder of a company responsible for faulty breast implants has been jailed for fraud. john claude the chief executive was pros
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am EST
the civil rights movement in the 1960s, dr king had two or three other goals. adjust foreign policy, antiwar, peace movement in the war and political oppression. not only in this country but globally. also dr king had another goal. the poor people's march, poverty, number inequality. conversely nelson mandela south africa got rid of apartheid, they have black rule, but there are millions lacking in housing, jobs, high unemployment, health care disparities. in other words we see a parallel between dr king and nelson mandela - same issues, same problems, even after the end of apartheid. even after the end of legal segregation in this country. so important between looking at nelson mandela, and their legacies to under one thing. the problems that they - and their vision saw as being endemic and impacting poor african-americans, poor black south africans still had to be struggled against, fought against. in other words both of them saw that this was a battle that was not finished. the goals had not been attained. that's why when you talk about nelson mandela, and dr king, you join the two toot b
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
a new government in iran with a different approach to foreign policy. they have not changed. we will insist on our rights. we will not negotiate or compromise on the rights of our people. we believe this can be addressed through constructive engagement. the window of opportunity is limited. >> israel is not impressed from comments from the iranian foreign minister. there's no shortage of finger pointing between the two countries. reaction from jerusalem, from nick schifrin. >> here in jerusalem the israelis are smarting over the terms and deal made with iran. israel tried privately and publicly to convince the u.s. not to make the deal. now it's trying to get the concessions it was trying to get earlier. they have four or five months to do that. earlier today i was talking to the spokeman for the foreign ministry and he described exactly what israel wants. >> the essentials is to dismantle capacity that iran can get for a peaceful program from abroad like other countries do. it will mean dismantling plutonium, it only serves for military purposes. it will have to address the bal
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
foreign policy issues to shore up his popularity, and the senkakku islands or the diaoyu island islands dispute is very sensitive in chine ha. leaders cannot afterward to be weak in dealing with japan or the united states. >> biden's visit is seen as tangible evidence of the u.s. pivot. it's a strategy recovering from the recent debacle at the apec meeting of regional leaders, a meeting that the u.s. president withdrew from at the last minute because of his domestic budget crisis, leaving an assertive china to fill the void. >> after president obama pulled oust his visit, it was up to biden to play catch up. ease tensions and a reminder that america is still a pacific power. >> one of the hezbollah senior leaders was killed in beirut. he was shot outside his home. the armed group says he survived several attempts on his life and a 2006 war with israel. let's join andrew simmonds, live from beirut. >> tell us about who lakis was and the circumstances of his death. >> well, the attack took place outside his home, as you said there, he was driving back from work around midnight and parking
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
of human rights abuses in syria points to government policy. this is the first tile the u.n. has directly implicated the syrian president. more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict. >> secretary of state john kerry is meeting with nato foreign affairs ministers in brussels to discuss security in afghanistan. the nato combat mission ends in 2014. delaying the security deal could endanger millions of dollars in aid and foreign investments. >> now that healthcare.gov is running smoothly, the obama administration is back in sales mode, kicking off a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the law, planning to focus on a specific benefit each day. >> president obama promises that america will maintain its leader ship in the search for an aids cure. the president spoke to researchers and government health officials marking world aids day. >> president obama said $100 million will be redirected to a national institute of health project to fight aids. he also said that starting next month, under the health refo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
paid foreign workers in this strictly governed city-state. comarls stratford,-- charles stratford, al jazeera. >>> next on al jazeera, we'll talk to a man who witnessed mandela's policies firsthand. the man known only as madiba. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. time is ticking for congress. on a laundry list of items. including that new spending bill. the bill would avoid another government shutdown. the house is scheduled to close for christmas on friday. >>> central african republic, african force he will be air lifted by american forces, they will also air lift equipment into that country. sectarian violence has engulfed the central african republic since march. >>> preparations for nelson mandela's funeral are taking place in kunu, scheduled to stay place on sunday. >>> as the world leaders gather in south africa, many have extraordinary stories to share about nelson mandela. earlier, i talked to the former ambassador to south africa, delano lewis. first of all, your reflections back on the man. >> well the reflections i must tell you, i was honored to b
Search Results 0 to 26 of about 27 (some duplicates have been removed)